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#22 Bridget Raftery
Position: Catcher
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Newport

At Washington

Career Firsts:
Hit
:
February 19, 2014 vs. UC Davis in Las Vegas, Nev., 1B
Home run: M
arch 1, 2014 vs. Cal State Bakersfield at Stockton, Calif. (grand slam)

Career Highs:
At-Bats
:
4, February 9, 2014 vs. UC Davis at Las Vegas, Nev.
Runs Scored:
1 (2x), last: March 1, 2014 vs. Cal State Bakersfield at Stockton, Calif.
Hits:
1 (3x), last: May 9, 2014 at California
Home Runs:
1, March 1, 2014 vs. Cal State Bakersfield at Stockton, Calif.
RBI:
4, March 1, 2014 vs. Cal State Bakersfield at Stockton, Calif.
Walks:
1 (3x), last: May 10, 2014 at California
Strikeouts:
2, March 23 at UCLA

2014 (Freshman):
Played in 15 games, starting nine, as a true freshman at Washington ... collected 22 at bats ... seven of her nine starts came at catcher in Pac-12 play ... hit a pinch-hit, grand slam in Washington's 7-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield March 1 in Stockton, Calif. ... first hit was a single Feb. 9 vs. UC Davis ... 1-for-2 with an RBI in start May 9 at California.

High School: Attended Newport High School in Bellevue, Wash. …graduated with a 3.8 GPA…lettered for the softball team all four years, including three years as captain…3-time all-league (KingCo 4A) selection…led Newport to its first appearance at the state tournament in school history her senior year…the only girl to ever play football at Newport…also lettered in soccer her senior year.

Club: Played for the Northwest Bullets (Portland, Ore.), coached by Tony Campos and Dennis Muir, from 2012-2013…Played for the Lake Breeze Gold (Lake Stevens, Wash.), coached by Margo Leiter from 2010-2012…Played for Rijo Athletics (Woodinville, Wash.), coached by Troy Silva, Jose Rijo, and James Jeske.

Personal: Born in Seattle, Wash. …daughter of Chris and Sally Raftery, both of whom attended the UW…has two older sisters, Jillian and Patricia…interested in majoring in mechanical engineering.

Raftery on why she chose Washington: “I chose Washington because I’ve grown up watching the team play my entire life. I bleed purple and gold. They have the best academics and athletics in the country.”

Raftery on what being a Husky means to her: “Being a Husky means being passionate. It means giving 100 percent in everything you do, whether it’s just picking up balls in the outfield or cheering on a teammate or doing your homework. It’s just being passionate and giving it your all.” 

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